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Inspired by Stonehenge

"A survivor of one of the most audacious invasions of Stonehenge has turned up in time for this week's solstice celebrations, more than 40 years after all the perpetrators were believed to have perished in a fire. As archaeologist Julian Richards prepared to exhibit his extraordinary Stonehenge collection at Salisbury museum, including snow shakers, Victorian guide books, 1920s admission tickets - 6d (2.5p) for adults and 3d for children - and some of the dodgiest T-shirts ever screen-printed, word reached him that Bruce Bogle was ready to come out of hiding.

"Bruce Bogle has joined Richards's exhibition of Stonehenge memorabilia, which includes faked first world war postcard images of Zeppelins and biplanes buzzing the stones. His favourites include a sign scavenged in the 1980s, reading "Press pass holders and Druids only", and a Spinal Tap picture disc from the spoof rock movie, in the shape of the great trilithons. He hopes Bruce Bogle may flush out his creators, never identified. "They must now be in their 60s or even 70s - it would be wonderful if this exhibition inspired them to come out and own up at last."

The Inspired by Stonehenge exhibition is at Salisbury Museum until September 20.
Littlestone Posted by Littlestone
21st June 2008ce
Edited 25th June 2008ce

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